Posts Tagged: 1940s fashion

Make It Do – Clothing Restrictions in World War II

US poster urging mending clothes, 1943

During World War II, the United States didn’t ration clothing as the United Kingdom did, but restrictions were applied, and fashions adapted to use less fabric. Why Clothing? Eleven million men and women served in the US military during the war, and they all needed uniforms. This strained the country’s supply of fabric, particularly wool,… Read more »